Posts by Gene Ulm
ICYMI: Sequester is no fiscal cliff

For three weeks, the president has been detailing the disaster that would come with sequestration, with an endless parade of photo-ops and cabinet secretaries. If you doubt the White House’s full-fledged doom-and-gloom, shame-and-blame offensive, google “Obama” and “sequester:” more than 627 MILLION hits! The markets didn’t buy it – and that matters. Most surveys show […]

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ICYMI: The End of President Obama’s Dead Cat Bounce?

See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dead_cat_bounce : an ugly notion that “even a dead cat will bounce if it falls from great height.” It’s also a striking metaphor for America’s stagnant job market.  The number of Americans employed in the workforce has dropped by a tenth-of-a-point per month since February. According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, in […]

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Obamanomics: America really ISN’T GROWING (that much)

Economic growth is like gravity for campaigns: poor Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth sinks an incumbent while strong growth is a boon. Check out http://www.data360.org/dsg.aspx?Data_Set_Group_Id=274 for a ton of historical data. We’re talking about “real” GDP growth, not “nominal” GDP growth.   Real GDP growth is an apples-to-apples comparison that factors out inflation.    Example: the Obamanomics […]

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Obamaga$ could push Purple states to Red

We’ve documented the impact gas prices can have on presidential re-election numbers: when the average price for a gallon of regular gasoline is $2.43 or higher (in today’s dollars), the party that holds the White House ultimately loses the White House. See https://pos.org/2012/03/pain-at-the-pump-not-good-for-obama/ for more. If you doubt it, compare the price at the pump […]

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Pain at the pump: Not good for Obama

Pain at the pump: Not good for Obama The price of gas has gone nothing but up over the last month; fifty cents per gallon, or ten percent, over the last year. Modest economic growth, nixing the Keystone Pipeline and Iran’s continued saber-rattling over its desire to have the bomb all have one thing in […]

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